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Being human in God's world : an Old Testament theology of humanity

Author: J G McConville
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
J. Gordon McConville explores how a biblical view of humanity provides a foundation for Christian reflection on ethics, economics, politics, and church life and practice. The book shows that the Old Testament's view of humanity as "earthed" and "embodied" plays an essential part in a well-rounded Christian theology and spirituality, and applies the theological concept of the "image of God" to all areas of human  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J G McConville
ISBN: 9780801048968 0801048966 0801099706 9780801099700
OCLC Number: 922911912
Description: xii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: On thinking about being human --
Humanity in the image of God (Imago Dei) --
"Like God" in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2-3) --
The human "constitution" in the Old Testament --
The situated self --
The Old Testament's transformations and the "spiritual sense" --
Embodiments: place and memory --
The political self --
Male and female --
Work and creativity --
The Old Testament and human formation: the Psalms.
Responsibility: J. Gordon McConville.


A leading Old Testament scholar unpacks a biblical perspective on fundamental questions of what it means to be human and the implications for Christian thinking and practice.  Read more...


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